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Share Files From Work, Home, and Your Phone

Share Files From Work, Home, and Your Phone

Have you ever had the situation where you had a file at work and wanted to edit it at home? Then to get it back at work you either had to email it to yourself or put it on a flash drive? There is a free service on the Web called Dropbox and its purpose is to be a repository for files you choose to put in the Dropbox. Your Dropbox will then be accessible from all of your computers, laptops, phones, etc. Dropbox even works across computer platforms such as an Apple and PC. In addition, you can access your files from any computer that has an Internet connection. All you have to do is log in to your Dropbox account on the Web. I use Dropbox and really like it. Below is a video of the idea behind Dropbox. To sign up for a free account, go to: http://www.dropbox.com. And when you are ready for some advanced features, The Ultimate Dropbox Toolkit & Guide is a great place to learn more!

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Comment by Christal Thompson on January 3, 2011 at 11:38pm

Hi Yvonne,

I really like Dropbox too! Thank you for sharing how you use it to archive files. I am curious if you use it to share with the teacher you mentioned at the other school.

 

Christal

Comment by Yvonne Mason on December 21, 2010 at 11:00pm
I just love Dropbox. A teacher at another school and I use it to archive lesson plans, strategies, and ideas. We really use the sharing feature a lot!
Comment by Christal Thompson on December 8, 2010 at 2:05am
Hi Paula,
Your situation really showcases how applications such as Dropbox can be beneficial. I personally shudder at the thought of a reinstall. (I haven't had to do this in years).

I only use Dropbox now for files that I am accessing in multiple locations. I might rethink this.

Thanks for your post!

Christal
Comment by Paula Lee Bright on December 7, 2010 at 1:58pm
I discovered an additional value to using Dropbox. My iMac was recently corrupted somehow and I had to do a clean reinstall. No problem, right? I have a backup using @Apple's Time Machine.

Problem: When I next went to the file where I keep my most important details about a major project I'm working on, the backup (for whatever reason) failed to copy that folder! Now, maybe that file had something corrupt in it, and I am looking into that now. But in the meantime—I couldn't live online without it!

Then I remembered that just a few days prior I'd placed important files in a new app or program or ???? called Dropbox. WHEW! Relief. Gratitude. And yes. There it was in all its glory.

I may switch to another app in the cloud, as I think of it, at some point. But for now—I am sold on Dropbox! I figure I owe them bigtime.

A happy ending for all. :D

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